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Melted again by busa_powered
Started on: 03-21-2015 08:16 PM
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So I replaced my third brake light lens because it was melted at the bottom when I bought the car
And it had melted it again!

Do I need to change the bulbs to something else, they don't appear to be non oem bulbs


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Report this Post03-21-2015 08:19 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Neils88Click Here to Email Neils88Send a Private Message to Neils88Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
There is definitely something not right there. What bulb is in there right now?
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Report this Post03-21-2015 09:21 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Gall757Send a Private Message to Gall757Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
That is supposed to be a #889 bulb....whatever that is.
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Report this Post03-22-2015 12:32 AM Click Here to See the Profile for theogreClick Here to visit theogre's HomePageSend a Private Message to theogreEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Most likely have wrong bulb... Bulb # should be printed on the socket.
Only use 27 watt 889 lamp. Several other lamps will physically fit this location but could set the car on fire due to greatly increased heat. (50 watts or more for some types.)

They use same lamp format but have 50+ watts for fog/driving lights.

Or switch is bad etc keeping lamp on.

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The interior part of my 3rd brake light was melted as well. When I was getting a replacement from the junk yard, same thing, melted. Seems to be a common problem. I put 3 of those small panels of LED's in there, and will never have that problem again You can either do what I did, or just purchase an LED bulb with the correct socket to fit in there. I preferred the look of the panel, as it fills the brake light evenly, and not just a glowing bulb in the center.

You can read all the details in this post in my build thread.


I used 3 of LED panels, end to end, and wired them all together. These are the panels I used.





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Originally posted by JohnWPB:

The interior part of my 3rd brake light was melted as well. When I was getting a replacement from the junk yard, same thing, melted. Seems to be a common problem. I put 3 of those small panels of LED's in there, and will never have that problem again You can either do what I did, or just purchase an LED bulb with the correct socket to fit in there. I preferred the look of the panel, as it fills the brake light evenly, and not just a glowing bulb in the center.

You can read all the details in this post in my build thread.



How does it look in daylight?

I have the one from TLG and although its nice and bright, unfortunately its pink. I'll probably switch back to a regular bulb.

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Originally posted by css9450:
How does it look in daylight?
I have the one from TLG and although its nice and bright, unfortunately its pink. I'll probably switch back to a regular bulb.

Is White LED? Yes then they often look pink/purple and ugly because of "color temperature" and other reasons. Anything above ~4200°K looks eh or bad from any vendor. high °K the more blue output for "white" LED.

Other reasons because White LED often in Not same White light from OE bulb.
See my Cave, LED poisoning

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